Japan

Carnet de Passage vs Temporary Import for Japan

You do not need a Carnet de Passage to take your vehicle to Japan! There is another way - the Temporary Import. Read on to find the differences and which option is best for you…

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How to visit Japan's Stunning Vine Bridges

Here's everything you need to know about visiting Japan's spectacular Vine Bridges as well as extra info on what else to see and do in Iya Valley.

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Go back in time at Edo Wonderland Nikko Edomura

Edo Wonderland is an incredibly authentic and action-packed Edo recreation village in Japan. You’re placed in the middle of it all with samurais, geishas, ninjas and the local townspeople. It’s an insanely cool experience and you must go!

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Guide to visiting Japan's Snow Monkeys

Wild snow monkeys swing down to thermal hot springs and bathe in the hot water to warm up. You can visit all year round and get up close. Here’s how…

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How to get the ferry to Japan from Russia

This guide will explain and break down the costs and details needed to travel by ferry from Vladivostok to Japan or South Korea with or without a vehicle.

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Japan’s Best Garden

The Ritsurin Garden is the most famous and probably the most beautiful garden in Japan. If you can only visit one green paradise, then this is it! This mini guide will explain everything you need to know before you go!

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Meeting Japan’s Easter Island Heads

The Moai statues in Japan are the only replicas in the world that were allowed to be made. There’s a whole park dedicated to the replicas, peace and Polynesian culture. This guide will tell you everything you need to know before you go

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Motorcycling in Japan

Five months and 4,000 miles of Shinto Shrines, neon lights, mystical mountains and crazy islands… here’s what it’s like riding in the Land of the Rising Sun

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Paperwork for overlanders in Japan

Confused about what paperwork you need for Japan? This guide will explain everything you need to know, including Carnets, temporary imports, driving permits and insurance.

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The Gorgeous Takachiho Gorge Guide

This is probably one of the best places in the world to row a boat! Japan’s Takachiho Gorge is stunning… but that’s not all. Takachiho is shrouded in legend...

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The cutest place in Japan: Rabbit Island, Okunoshima

Japan’s Rabbit Island is a must visit. It’s a beautiful little island where thousands of rabbits roam free. But that’s not all… it also has a seriously dark past. Here’s everything you need to know before you go!

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The weirdest place in Japan: Scarecrow Village

There’s a sleepy little village where people don’t do much… probably because 200 of its inhabitants are scarecrows. Check it out on your way to the Iya Vine Bridges

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Visiting Himeji - Japan's favourite castle

Himeji Castle is a Japanese masterpiece and no visit to Japan would be complete without a gaze at its pearly white walls. It's played a huge role during the Shogunate era and is the quintessential castle of its time.

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Visiting the Hiroshima and Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museums

Over 220,000 people died in the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945. Today, the two cities' museums are a must visit. Here's what you need to know before you go

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